Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Gujarati Saree.


Gujarati Saree.

Almost every state in India has its own type of sari which has some unique features that makes it different from the others available across the country. Gujarat is one state that has not one but many kinds of saris which are a pivotal part of its rich culture. Sari is a significant symbol of Indian tradition that has spread its fame and glory all across the globe. Indian saris are known for their sensuality, elegance, colorful designs and fabric. The saris you’ll find in Gujarat have everything one expects from a traditional Indian sari and much more when it comes to the various ways in which, a Saree can be worn.


Origin and History

Patola saris from Gujarat are one of the most popular kinds that are available in the market. The origin and history of these saris can be traced back to the 12th century when Salvi weavers hailing from Maharashtra and Karnataka came to Gujarat. They settled in Gujarat under the approval of some of the most affluent people of the state and the Solanki Rajputs. Apart from Patola silk saris, the Bandhani saris from Gujarat are also equally famous, and the art of bandhani came into being some 5000 years ago in India. The very first bandhani sari was donned at the occasion of a royal marriage in Bana Bhatt’s time.

Faces Behind the Fabric

Rajkot and Patan in Northern Gujarat happen to be the main centers for the manufacturing of patola silk saris. The bandhani work, on the other hand, is the trademark of Khatri community located in Kutch. Mandvi and Bhuj situated in Kutch district are indeed the main centers for the production of Bandhani saris of Gujarat.

Varieties

When we take into account patola silk saris from Gujarat then one can find that there are two kinds of patola saris namely Rajkot patola and Patan patola. The Rajkot patola saris are vertically resist dyed which is also known as single Ikat. The Patan patola saris are horizontally resist dyed which is called double Ikat. When it comes to bandhani saris then there are many kinds available in Gujarat such as Gharchola and Pantera.

Accessorizing

Gujarati Sarees are simple to drape and carry, hence meant for both casual and formal occasions depending upon the sari that you pick. The adornment can vary from wearing simple silver jewelry to heavy black metal pieces.

Suitability

Both patola saris and bandhani saris can be worn all year round as they are comfortable to don.

Maintenance

Patola and bandhani saris are easy to maintain and quite durable in nature, therefore the maintenance is fuss-free, and a simple hand or machine wash is sufficed.


Interesting facts and comparisons

The number of squares in bandhani saris such as gharchola is multiples of 9, 12 or else 52.

Each patola sari requires a time span of four to six months to be completed.

Red, green, yellow and pink are the dominant color options for bandhani saris.













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